Great woody plants from Texas Conference Paper uri icon


  • Texas is the second largest state in the United States in terms of land area. Annual precipitation in Texas ranges from less than 200 mm in El Paso in West Texas to over 1400 mm in Southeast Texas, and there are ten vegetational areas in Texas. Among hundreds of native and adapted woody plants in Texas, many have high landscape value. Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria), and Texas sage (Leucophyllum spp.) are examples of commonly used native plants, while Styphnolobium affine, Prunus mexicana, and Cornus Florida var. pringlei are among many other under-utilized plants. Within the same species, provenance from Texas may perform differently in landscapes compared to ones from other states. Incorporating genetics from Texas into breeding programs may help increase the palette of landscape plants and their adaptability.

author list (cited authors)

  • Gu, M., & Pan, H. T.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • November 2017